The Collaboration Researchers International Working Group (CRIWG) is an open community of researchers. CRIWG supports the Conference on Collaboration and Technology which seeks scientific and engineering papers that inform the design, development, deployment, and use of groupware and the work practices they support.
Founded in 1995, the CRIWG conferences have become a significant forum for academic researchers and professionals to exchange ideas and experiences about problems and solutions related to group technology. Traditionally, CRIWG is organized in remote places alternating between the Americas and Europe, with a small number of presentations, fostering critical discussion, team building and collaboration.
Most challenges in the groupware field require a multidisciplinary, multi-methodological approach. CRIWG conferences seek papers on groupware from a wide variety of academic perspectives and epistemologies, ranging from collaborative and exploratory research, to theory building and testing, applied research, engineering, and innovative evaluation methods. Researchers can report their ideas, theories, models, designs and experimental results to CRIWG conferences either by submitting full paper contributions, in case of mature works, and shorter papers reporting innovative work in progress. Regularly, the authors of the best papers at CRIWG conferences are invited to submit extended versions to selected journals. PhD students are invited to present their research in the CRIWG doctoral colloquium.